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  • Member since
    October 2020
  • From: Tennessee
When your body doesn't look good.......
Posted by BUCKY on Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:30 PM

What do ya do when ya get one out of the box and it looks like this?

Here it is, lined up with an older issue of the same kit:

Something happened to it as it came out of the mold, I suspect:

Soooooooo.......I whacked it in half:

Cut the chassis up, too:

I decided to take off the molded in stuff with the ol' Dremel:

Here it is without that junk:

I filled in the gaps with sheet stock:

Added a brace to the body:

I used my trusty clamps to attach the pieces to the body:

I scratched out a tongue:

Fixed up some Keystones and redlines:

After a bit of fiddlin', and scratchin', I got it to this point:

 

Stay tuned for more!!

 

 

Building models since 1963.

Taking up space on the bench: '53 Ford Pace Car, '58 Impala, '63 Boss Nova, '67 FOOSE Dodge, '67 Puma GT, '72 Dodge Van, '73 Mustang, Dodge V-100

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:42 PM

LOL, great idea 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:45 PM

Wow what a disaster!  Imagine having that in the stash for years and finally opening it up to build and finding that!?  I dig your idea.  I was going to suggest making a derby car out of it.  Lol

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:08 PM

Nice save on that kit. I would have been screaming to the manufacturer over that hot mess.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    October 2020
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by BUCKY on Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:39 PM

BrandonK

Nice save on that kit. I would have been screaming to the manufacturer over that hot mess.

BK

 

Oddly enough, I traded a good GTO body for this! HAHA Another builder needed one, and I knew what I wanted to do with this, and I had a couple kits in the stash, sooooo......

Here's the final mock-up before paint, including a continentl spare I found in the parts bin:

After applying Model Master Turquoise and some clear, I ended up with this:

Here it is, behind and older build-up of the same kit, which is due for a rebuild:

I may redo the red one in the same turquoise color.

Thanks for looking in, and I hope you like the results of dealing with a messed up kit part!

Building models since 1963.

Taking up space on the bench: '53 Ford Pace Car, '58 Impala, '63 Boss Nova, '67 FOOSE Dodge, '67 Puma GT, '72 Dodge Van, '73 Mustang, Dodge V-100

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:07 PM

Outstanding!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:01 PM

Nice save Bucky!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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